My Views

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Jesse’s Agenda for Guam

Fighting Inflation

Combating inflation and working with the Consolidated Commission on Utilities and other members of the legislature to ensure there are no more power or water rate increases. The average monthly power and water bill are already staggering and any attempt to increase the rates should be stopped.  The Government of Guam has the financial resources and tools available and should act and immediately work with the CCU to find workable solutions. As your Senator, I will do all I can to fight for relief!
I will fight to immediately roll back the BPT/GRT tax. I also will ask for the assistance of the Guam Chamber of Commerce to review other existing taxes and government fees that can be suspended or eliminated. Inflation is literally eating away at the buying power of individual and family incomes and the elected leaders should do everything possible to immediately provide relief whenever and wherever possible.

Rebuilding Our Tourism Industry

While our tourism industry shows signs of improvement, it is a long way from full recovery. The government of Guam should immediately initiate phase 2 of the Local Employers Assistance Program (LEAP). Over a thousand local businesses applied and received assistance from round one of LEAP. Many of these businesses will not survive without continued assistance.  We need to immediately communicate that round two of LEAP is soon to be underway. We should also give Guam Visitors Bureau a supplemental budget to promote Guam in its source markets. We need to aggressively market Guam to attract more Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese tourists. 

Creating Jobs

I think the Government of Guam should create a temporary jobs program. A program that pays people to beautify our island and to be neighborhood watch representatives would be extremely beneficial. We can help clean and maintain our parks and beaches and help make our neighborhoods safer while at the same time providing a temporary job and paycheck to people who need it. The program should only be temporary and provide a bridge for people who can’t find employment in the private sector yet.

Fighting Crime

Fighting Crime – Our sense of security in our community has changed dramatically, following an alarming rise in neighborhood crime.The drug and crime problem on island is out of control. Many people don’t feel safe in their homes and we just can’t act as if this deteriorating situation is normal or acceptable. I will support and fund our first responders: police, firefighters and ocean safety officers, so they can do their jobs to protect us all. GPD must be given more resources and putting more police patrols in our neighborhoods must be a priority.


Advocating For a Jones Act Waiver

I will ask the Governor in conjunction with the legislature to ask the Biden Administration for a 24-month waiver of the Jones Act. The Jones Act mandates that only US-built and flagged ships carry cargo from one US port to another. But planes made in Europe by Airbus can move cargo from San Francisco to New York and trucks made by Mercedes in Germany can carry oranges or goods from Florida to New York. The law was designed to protect the US shipping industry and for national security reasons; a 24-month waiver for Guam will not negatively affect either issue. It will however very likely provide shipping rate relief and more options to reduce shipping costs and our island at a time when our island needs all the help it can to fight inflation. 


Helping the Homeless

We need to care for our people, and that means getting people the help they need, regardless of whether they think or know they need it. Helping the homeless includes a “tough love” approach and stricter street enforcement. It also means we need to build treatment and housing facilities for the drug-addicted and mentally ill, those who truly can’t take care of themselves. Additionally, we need to come together as a community and collaborate to aid and house our Guam families. No one should ever be penalized for being poor.


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Marvin L. San Nicolas Crisostomo, Treasurer